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Football Quotes

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.” – Bill Shankly. Now, if you are a true fan of football or soccer as it is popularly known, Bill Shankly, the famous Scottish football player, would be more than right in your books. Football, for reasons only known to fans, just happens to be the most followed and most loved sport in the world. It is no surprise then that the FIFA World Cup tournament is the world’s most anticipated sporting event

Edinson Cavani

Everybody knows that, in football, anything can happen.

Snoop Dogg

It's so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs... we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics.

Aaron Rodgers

I don't think God cares a whole lot about the outcome. He cares about the people involved, but I don't think he's a big football fan.

Nora Fatehi

Being sporty at heart, I've wanted to learn football since I was a child. But I never got the chance because, growing up, my family didn't have the finances for extra-curricular activities.

Edinson Cavani

In Uruguay, there is a football pitch every hundred metres, whether it is made by grass, small stones, or sand. This has been my football education.

Edinson Cavani

Football is my passion, and who knows where I will play in the future - you cannot foresee that.

River Phoenix

I'm really normal. I play football, go to the beach, drive. We have dogs. I can imagine people calling me a character, but I'm Joe Straight.

Patrick Mahomes

You dream of your first NFL start when you're a little kid, playing football in the backyard, but until you get there, you never know what to expect.

Edinson Cavani

Football is about sacrifice, dedication, a lot of work, and friendship off the pitch.

Cam Newton

I see myself not only as a football player, but an entertainer and icon.

James Rodriguez

In football, there is always friction, collisions, contact. But I am used to that.

Sam Claflin

I used to spend a lot of time at football training, but that time was later spent in amateur acting classes and my local youth theatre, in plays at school and after-school clubs. That filled the void.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.

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Jose Mourinho

When you just work tactically, in pure football sessions, you can see the way they can think football.

Tom Brady

Football is unconditional love.

Gareth Bale

I was never too much into school. I liked lunchtimes and breaks, but nah, I hated sitting at a desk. I was always looking out of the window, looking at my watch, thinking about when I could play football.

Cam Newton

I grew up trying to be like my idols, and one of the main people in my life was my father. He played football, and when your father is telling stories about the game he played... Everybody wants to be like their father.

James Rodriguez

In football, you can win or lose. We always have to be together, with the same spirit we've always had.

Togetherness
Zlatan Ibrahimovic

If you are too nice, you will just get eaten alive. The football world is not always a nice place.

John David Washington

This is a privilege, what we get to do. To be able to tell stories. It's a luxury. So I have a business-like approach to it, the same way I had with football.

Lionel Messi

In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigour and precision.

Edinson Cavani

I play for pleasure, for the passion that I have as a football player.

James Rodriguez

I think I am someone who is happy playing football. It is just that. Whenever I go onto the pitch, I always try and be happy. That is the big motivation that I have always had. Nothing else.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Without football, my life is worth nothing.

I didn't do any football stuff when I was a kid... Mostly baseball and basketball the whole time. That's all I did. I played football starting in seventh grade. As I got older, I started playing a little bit more. Then in high school, I really fell in love with it.

I've always really just liked football, and I've always devoted a lot of time to it. When I was a kid, my friends would call me to go out with them, but I would stay home because I had practice the next day. I like going out, but you have to know when you can and when you can't.

As a kid, you obviously dream of being a professional footballer. I would watch players like Ronaldo of Brazil and pretend to be him in the playground. But I don't think about trying to become one of the best in the world or anything like that. I just play football.

Theodore Roosevelt

When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.

John David Washington

The nature of a football team means you're relying on 10 other guys. Even then, that doesn't guarantee a win.

Chris Pratt

I was an athlete growing up. I was a wrestler, I played football, so I can take a fall. I actually wanted to be a stuntman when I was kid, so I would practice falling down the stairs. It's just something I like to do.

I had this urge to play the game of football, because so many people - I shouldn't say so many, a handful of people - said I couldn't do it. For me, it was one of those things that I just believe in my talent that the Lord gave me, and I wanted to take advantage of it.

Jose Mourinho

The negative side of football. The negative side of our society. People sometimes go to football and bring to it the negative aspects of our society.

Gale Sayers

This is not a football film. It's about two individuals - two good friends telling their story.

I always thought I wanted to play professionally, and I always knew that to do that I'd have to make a lot of sacrifices. I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream.

Gareth Bale

There seems to be this thing in football where everything has to be... now!

Luis Suarez

Every player feels differently about playing football. We are all different people. I am the type who wants to win all the time. I hate to lose.

Edinson Cavani

I like playing football wherever I can.

Gerald R. Ford

I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today.

Gareth Bale

Anything is possible in football.

Edinson Cavani

As long as I am playing football, I am prepared to play wherever I have to.

Jason Momoa

I was an outcast. I was from a town of wrestlers and football players.

To be efficient with the football in practice and on the game field obviously is the most important thing, but be efficient with the football, make smart decisions, be great on third downs, be great in the red zone, when the game's on the line in the fourth quarter - that's what I love.

Vince Lombardi

People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.

Phyllis Diller

The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.

Rafael Nadal

I like a lot of sports. Especially football - it's my favourite sport. My uncle played football in Barcelona for nine years and played for Spain in three World Cups.

Patrick Mahomes

I think, as quarterback and as a football player, you always want to get better.

John David Washington

There are a lot of Washingtons that have played football. I could just blend in more and carve out my own name quietly.

Russell Wilson

Since I was in high school, I wanted to play professional football and professional baseball, be a two-sport star.

Jose Mourinho

I think the best place to work in football is England.

Jose Mourinho

So I know all about the ups and downs of football, I know that one day I will be sacked.

Patrick Mahomes

East Texas isn't known for producing quarterbacks. I was never really on the football circuit. I wasn't the type of guy that put my name out there.

When I was younger, I had some close friends who always loved European football, and Real Madrid at that time were the dominant force. I remember family holidays when we used to go to Spain, and we'd bring back replica shirts of Real Madrid and pretend to be the players when we played in the park.

John Travolta

I played football in the ninth and 10th grade. I looked a lot like Joe Namath, so I think my looks got me there more than my abilities.

Jose Mourinho

In football, I'm not so old. At 52, maybe I have 20 years in front of me to coach. But I feel myself as... you might say an 'old fox.' Nothing scares me; nothing worries me too much. It looks like nothing new can happen for me.

Jurnee Smollett

My little brothers loved baseball. I'm not as big on that as basketball or football, but I understand the game.

Gale Sayers

We had no preconceived ideas. We were on this football team to go out and win ballgames and try to win a championship, that's all. To Brian and me, it was no big deal.

Cam Newton

I don't want to be the center of attention, which is ironic. I hate having all eyes on me - unless it's for my job, and my job is playing football. I'm not that attention-hungry.

Russell Wilson

My thing is, and I've always been this way - to get to know as many people as I possibly can on a personal level, so that way, when you get on the football field, you've got your buddy right beside you, and you're ready to go.

Sophia Bush

People care about my personal life. But really I'm dorky! I drink beer and go to football games. And ya know, sit in my house in a t-shirt on the weekends and play with my dog!

Patrick Mahomes

For me, it's always fun. You're playing football and living out your dream.

Tom Brady

To me, football is so much about mental toughness, it's digging deep, it's doing whatever you need to do to help a team win and that comes in a lot of shapes and forms.

Russell Wilson

You know, I want to be the uncommon one. I think it's pretty cool that I'm only 5'11", you know, and playing in the National Football League.

So if one day the result becomes 3-3, for me it doesn't change my mind, because it's football, it's normal. What is not normal is that we haven't been scoring enough goals playing such good football as we've been playing in the last few weeks.

Gareth Bale

I probably prefer Spanish football to the others. It's very technical, the way they play; they keep the ball well, and whenever Spurs have played against Spanish teams in the past, they've always made it difficult for us.

Michael Schumacher

In football, I need full concentration even though I really enjoy it.

Novak Djokovic

The tradition in Serbia has always been team sports - football, basketball, handball, volleyball and water polo, individual sports are not supported.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

I want to be remembered as the football player I was. The private person is nobody's business.

I think some people forget sometimes I do have to go to the grocery store; I do enjoy going out to dinner. I have to get my oil changed from time to time. I do all the normal things. I cut my grass. People kind of forget that normal part, that we do a lot of the stuff that everybody else does, but we all have our talents, and mine is in football.

People Time Dinner
Gareth Bale

I'd say that Spanish football is probably the best I've seen.

Aaron Rodgers

I like to push the limit to how much air we can put in the football, even go over what they allow you to do and see if the officials take air out of it.

Ronaldo

In Spain, the game's a lot more open. They score a lot more goals. They play football more. Here in Italy, they are much more concerned with tactics and strategy, and sometime we don't play football.

Lionel Messi

Nah, I've always had a great relationship with my two brothers, I have always had their support in my football and in everything. They've been very close to me and we have a great relationship.

James Rodriguez

I have a great deal of respect for other clubs and admire the good football they play, but ultimately, Real Madrid are Real Madrid.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

When I started to play football, when I was around 15, 16, I remember the players that played on the national team and noticed that it was only typically Swedish guys.

John David Washington

I've failed a lot, you know, in football, and I've gone on a lot of auditions, been told no, been told I'm not right, so I know what failure feels like. It's about the work.

I played football for a long time when I was a kid, and then I went to art college and turned my back on it. Because of that, my toes are mangled; they've been broken. They're like hooves or talons. They're disgusting. I'd never get them out.

Patrick Mahomes

I didn't start playing football a lot until I was in high school. I played it in seventh and eighth grade, but I didn't play Pop Warner or anything.

Aaron Rodgers

The majority of the time, they take air out of the football. I think that, for me, is a disadvantage.

Jose Mourinho

Football is a game about feelings and intelligence.

In college, you had to worry about that math class or this exam that's coming up on Tuesday, but not in the professionals. You eat, sleep, and do everything related to your craft - and your craft is football. You can be at it from sunup to sundown.

John David Washington

Football was the best route to obtain my independence.

Whenever I get days off, I go home, or friends and family come up. I'm in contact with them every day, so it's like we live next door, but obviously we live in two different countries. Football is my job, and everyone around me has given me the opportunity to purely concentrate on football, and everyone else worries about everything else.

Edinson Cavani

In football, you don't know what can happen.

John David Washington

As my father started ascending in the business, people around me started to treat me different. Our lives changed. So that anxiety, that sort of resentment, I just funneled it through football.

Tom Brady

When I'm out on the football field, I have so much confidence in what I'm doing.

Gordon Ramsay

I still love football, though, and I think cooking is like football. It's not a job, it's a passion. When you become good at it, it's a dream job and financially you need never to worry. Ever.

Matthew McConaughey

I'm a football fan, a sports fan, a fan of competition.

Luis Suarez

Sometimes English football takes pride in having the lowest yellow-card count in Europe, but of course it will have if you can take someone's leg off and still not be booked.

I learned how to take other people's mechanisms of promoting their stuff through me as opposed to promoting my own stuff, as far as getting Snoop DeVilles, SnoopDeGrills, Snoop Doggy Dogg biscuits, Snoop Dogg record label, Snoop Dogg bubble gum, Snoop Youth Football League.

Jose Mourinho

When my kids were young, we could move and experience different countries and, in my case, different clubs and different football, but there is a moment when they need some stability.

Erma Bombeck

If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.

Lionel Messi

I've always really just liked football, and I've always devoted a lot of time to it. When I was a kid, my friends would call me to go out with them, but I would stay home because I had practice the next day.

Honestly, like, American football is not that big over in the U.K., so we hadn't really heard of Drew Brees before. I did know that he was, like, a massive football player. He's a massive star, so I was still a little bit anxious and nervous to meet him.

Cristiano Ronaldo

In football, I don't have a lot of friends. The people who I really trust, there are not many... Most of the time, I'm alone.

People Time Lonliness

And I think because of the passion of every English player and every English supporter, and every English journalist for the game, most of the game is played with passion, love for football and instinct, but in football you also have to think.

Vince Lombardi

A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.

Lionel Messi

I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I'm not enjoying it, I will leave football.

Nora Fatehi

I can say for a fact, football is definitely my sport, and I can't wait to show the world what I can do.

When you go into a game, and there's something that was drawn up the way it was supposed to be drawn up, and you missed the throw or the catch, as a receiver, it's something where you feel bad about that. You can always regret just missing it, but as a football player, you have to move on to the next play.

It seems like people want to blame me for everything. Whenever any issue arises, I'm said to have been involved even if I've had nothing to do with it. That's why I always focus on what I know, which is playing football, and try to be very careful with what I say because people always try and twist things.